The lines and angles on some were unconventional. The styles were both Avant garde and traditionally sweet (think floral and lace). Yet it all made fashion sense at the 29th Campus Couture Fashion Show, where students proudly showed off the clothing lines they had produced throughout the school year.
The student-run fashion show, put on by Long Beach State University’s Fashion Merchandising & Design department, paid tribute to those future designers who hope to change the way the world dresses.
Mimi Lee’s goth-influenced collection, with its Maleficent-inspired head wear, stood out among the gold, lace, geometric designs and classic Parisian color palettes that marked many of the other lines.
The designs were judged by a panel of six judges, including associate professor Suzanne Marshall, head of Fashion Merchandising & Design. Stephanie Langford was the night’s big winner, taking home the Rising Star and Flat Pattern awards for her multi-color geometric swirl dress and jacket ensemble.
Best of Show award went to Sara Tepo for her “Draping” class project, an impressive black and white jumpsuit. Abby Pollack’s collection of bold colors, striped tuxedo pants and fur vest, earned her the Most Marketable award, while Yvonne Macias’ asymmetrical line earned her the Paris Pick award.
Paris judges Kristina Mossessyants and Henri Carvalho said that Macias “took risks and played with classics” and showed off clothing that a “Parisian woman would wear.”
Other winners were Fabiola Hernandez (Corset), Carla Camino (Couture), Pollack (Reclaimed, Person 1 of team), Macias (Person 2 of team), Tepo (Draping) and Sara Norrman (Knits). Norman also was named Outstanding Fashion Design student and Zain Alkurdi the Outstanding Fashion Merchandising student.